Beachum’s first-ever Sportsfest draws pros to Mexia

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Camper Jacob Schick (in air with Steelers jersey on) leaps across to make a defensive play in front of Xavier Molina (red shirt-turqoise socks) during a game of touch football at the end of the Saturday morning session at Kelvin Beachum’s Sportsfest 2014 held at Black Cat Field. For more on Sportsfest, turn to pages 3, 8 and 12. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the first time ever in Mexia, youngsters received the opportunity to learn a little more about the game of football courtesy of a few guys from the National Football League thanks to former Blackcat and SMU player, Kelvin Beachum Jr.
Beachum – who now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers – brought in players from his team (Cris Carter, Will Johnson, Robert Golden), along with a couple from the Redskins (Richard Crawford, Al Robinson) and one each from the Cowboys (Sterling Moore), Jaguars (Ziggy Hood) and Broncos (Emmanuel Sanders).

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